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Cortilia: Countryside Produce Delivered to Your Doormat

Fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese. Delivered to your place, from local producers. Discovering Cortilia has been a revelation. Maybe because going out to buy groceries is so boring for me (yes, I am lazy). Maybe because prefering the fruit seller stand to the supermarket is a rip-off (yes, I am also poor). Maybe because my utter love for home deliveries is well know by now – I write about them here, in the new Milan Made Easy category, every week.

Well, it was love at first order with Cortilia. I got delivered a box of delicious mixed vegetables right at my door. Asparagus, courgettes with the flower, carrots, strawberries, beef tomatoes, beet tops, peas, kiwis and several other goods. The organizational part was extremely easy. You register on the website and you choose, from the site or the app, the products of the day: fruit and vegetables of the season, but also meat, cheese, eggs, salame, homebrewed beer and wine, preserves, pasta and bread. Founded in 2011 as a first experiment of an online agricaltural market, Cortilia has reached a well deserved success lately.

The selection of groceries is made of local goods: there are 50 active farmers and local producers in Northen Italy. Cortilia is now available in the regions of Lombardy (Milan, Monza e Brianza, Varese, Como, Pavia and Lodi), in Piedmont (Turin and Novara) and in Emilia Romagna (Bologna and Modena).

The service, beside being super smart, allows you to choose the day and the time of delivery and two types of boxes: the subscription delivery or the occasional shopping (for the office too!). To give you an idea, at the time I am writing this, half a kilo of cherry tomatoes costs little more than 3 euros, green courgette 3 euros per kilo and pork filet 14 euros per kilo. The payment? Another super easy side: you can pay with credit card or Paypal! So…are you going to try this? 


The Cortilia box I received at home| © Caterina Zanzi


A mixed box by Cortilia| © Cortilia


A cheese box by Cortilia| © Cortilia


A meat box by Cortilia| © Cortilia


Cortilia App| © Cortilia

Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version was translated by Tamara Ilic.

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